The beta version of the app is available on Google Play Store, and it will soon be available on the Apple App Store as well.
The airport operator at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport has announced the soft launch of the ‘DigiYatra’ app with the beta version. This app will speed up e-boarding at the airport.
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The Delhi airport is among the first few airports to install the system in the country. It provides contactless, seamless processing at airports. The Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) has installed the required facility for DigiYatra at Terminal 3.
Nearly 20,000 passengers used the facility during the trials and had a seamless and secured travel experience. The beta version of the DigiYatra app is currently available to download on the Google Play store (for Andriod phones). The app will soon be available on the Apple App Store (for IOS phones) in a few weeks, as per a Business Standard report.
What is DigiYatra?
The ‘DigiYatra’ app is a Biometric Enabled Seamless Travel experience (BEST) system based on Facial Recognition Technology. The facility aims to provide a paperless and seamless travel experience to passengers. It will automate entry to the airport terminals for passengers using a facial recognition system at all checkpoints, including at the entry gate, security check areas, aircraft boarding, etc.
DigiYatra will make the boarding process significantly faster as each passenger would take less than three seconds at every touchpoint. With facial recognition, passengers will no longer require to produce documents such as ID proof, vaccine proof, or a boarding pass at the checkpoints.
The system will also ensure enhanced security at the airport as the passenger data is validated with the Airlines Departure Control System, allowing only designated passengers to enter the terminal. The entire process is non-intrusive and automated allowing better optimisation of staff for stakeholders such as the CISF, airlines and others.
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How to use the DigiYatra app?
(Edited by : Sudarsanan Mani)
First Published: Aug 16, 2022 1:33 PM IST
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